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Debian Security Advisory DSA 2532-1 (libapache2-mod-rpaf - denial of service)

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

5.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Sebastien Bocahu discovered that the reverse proxy add forward module for the Apache webserver is vulnerable to a denial of service attack through a single crafted request with many headers.

Affected Software

Affected Software

libapache2-mod-rpaf on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 0.5-3+squeeze1. For the testing distribution (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.6-1. We recommend that you upgrade your libapache2-mod-rpaf packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)